These Flags Use 4,600 RGB LEDs to Light Up Performances




A good performance relies heavily on visual effects to add to the excitement of the show. Even if you’re seeing a band that you really love, the performance will be disappointing if it’s not visually interesting. After all, you could have just listened to the album at home if you were only interested in the sound. Pyrotechnics, moving stages, and lighting effects have been the standard for decades, but technology can now facilitate even more interesting effects. That’s the case with these LED flags built by mplusplus.

Each LED Vision Flag measures 2.15 x 1.32 meters (about 7 x 4.3 feet) and is capable of displaying a variety of complex animations and even videos. The flags are flexible, and can be waved by performers just like a normal flag. Not much detail has been provided about how they were constructed, just that each flag has a total of 4,600 NeoPixel-style individually-addressable RGB LEDs. There isn’t any information on how they’re powered or controlled, but the results are certainly impressive and would add a lot of visual appeal to a performance.


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Original article: These Flags Use 4,600 RGB LEDs to Light Up Performances
Author: Cameron Coward